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We all know that pregnancy can take a toll on the body. Things start to happen that we didn't know were even possible, am I right? If you've been pregnant before, you've probably experienced some (or all) of the following:
Wrong. After talking with Erica Ziel, the founder of Knocked Up Fitness, a company that works with pregnant and postpartum mamas to strengthen their bodies in order to avoid the "downsides" of pregnancy, I now understand that this isn't so. We no longer have to settle for our bodies falling apart during pregnancy. HOORAY. Indeed, there is something that we (and she) can help us accomplish to avoid those pregnancy downfalls.
In our video Q+A, here, Erica Ziel, an expert on postpartum core rehabilitation and advisory board member to "Fit Pregnancy" reveals why our core strength is important during pregnancy and postpartum recovery. Through her in-depth study of kinesiology, Erica's belief is that core strength is the basis for fitness and health, especially that which we experience postpartum. She also believes that in order to partake in postpartum fitness, we must first start with repairing our core strength, and through our core strength we will be able to avoid those "downfalls" of pregnancy and the postpartum aftermath.
If you want to hear Erica's secrets, check out our Q+A sesh HERE. We touch on several topics that'll help you to strengthen your body before, during and after pregnancy. The following is a breakdown of the topics including their respective times in the interview:
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